Impaired Water - Bark River (Bark River)
Jefferson County, Wisconsin
LR13, LR15
813500
0.00 - 12.46
12.46
Water is impaired due to one or more pollutants and associated quality impacts.
Notes
This segment of the Bark River was evaluated every cycle between 2016 and 2020. Phosphorus levels were too high for healthy aquatic communities like plants, bugs, and fish. Bark River was listed for phosphorus in 2016 and poor bug community was found in 2020.
Listing Details
Pollutant
Total Phosphorus
Listed For
Fish and Aquatic Life
Impairments
Degraded Biological Community
Current Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
Listing Status
303d Listed
Attainable Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
Priority
Medium
Designated Use
FAL - Fish and Aquatic Life Community
303(d) ID
2016-087
Listing Date
4/1/2016
Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2016 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data exceed 2016 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use, however, available biological data do not indicate impairment (i.e. no macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scored in the "poor" condition category).
Date
8/29/2015

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2018 listing cycle; new total phosphorus sample data exceed 2018 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use, however, no biological data (i.e. no macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scores) were available to assess biological impairment.
Date
6/14/2017

Impaired Water Notes
This water was assessed during the 2020 listing cycle; new total phosphorus sample data exceed 2020 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use and biological impairment was observed (i.e. at least one macroinvertebrate Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scored in the poor condition category).
Date
7/12/2019